She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Melon University) in 1955. After a 1957 move to New York City to pursue her acting career, she won the grand prize on the game show The $64,000 Question, on a question about William Shakespeare. She immediately used the money to open an art gallery.
In 1968 and 1969 Feldon was nominated for an Emmy for “Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series.” for her legendary role at agent 99 in Get Smart.
She also scored a huge hit with her 2003 book, Living Alone and Loving It: A Guide to Relishing the Solo Life. You may purchase a copy by clicking this link.
Ms. Feldon currently resides in New York City.